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Posted: 02/27/12 10:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I snapped photo of this Dodge in San Francisco about a year ago...
Okay, so it isn't a truck camper, but somehow this truck owner make it work with a shell and lumber rack [emoticon]

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Posted: 02/28/12 05:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good grief, it sounds like I just walked into the day-room at a nursing home! All this curmudgeonly..............maturity.......and.....and.......conformity going on here!!! [emoticon] < note the smiley, that means I'm just kidding! [emoticon]

I've always liked stacks (I'm with you on the "nuts" though, Old-Biscuit. Bleah!)

Guys, you're just not thinkin' "outside the box" here. That's where stacks need to be if your going to haul a truck camper. Doesn't anyone else remember Dodge's Lil' Red Express Truck? Came with stacks from the factory, and it was a cool lookin' truck. [emoticon] If I remember right it had a step-side bed, and the the stacks were outside. You could put a topper on the bed if you wanted.

You could put them outside the bed of a dually, then put one of the narrower campers on it that isn't much wider than the bed, like a Capri.

Or, have them in the bed on a long-bed pickup and put a short-bed camper on the truck. If they weren't too tall, and you put some angled tips on them, it could work.

I'm tellin' ya! Where there's a will, and no shame, there's a way!


* This post was edited 02/28/12 05:37am by NRALIFR *

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Posted: 02/28/12 05:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

daveshan wrote:

Stacks are only cool if you have a big set of trucknutz hanging from the hitch.


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Posted: 02/28/12 06:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some race tracks and sled pulling events require a stack to blow the smoke up into the air and not sideways into spectators.

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Posted: 02/28/12 07:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, didn’t know this would be such an issue with such responses. As a guy with stacks on my truck for a few years I felt like I would be qualified to respond. The original question is interesting and I don't think possible but the responses were far more interesting in showing personal opinions. Might as well show mine too. My thoughts on this matter anyway. The quotes are shown below with answers following them.

“I don't see how it would be possible on a pickup. The stacks come up through the forward corners of th